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Virtual SME Office - Foreign trade

Virtual SME Office - Foreign trade

Düsseldorf as a global business hub

For many multinational corporations covering a wide variety of industries, Düsseldorf is the European location of choice.

  • More than 5,000 branches or subsidiaries of foreign companies are located in the Rhine-Ruhr region
  • The city plays a key role in German foreign trade
  • More than 70 consulates and foreign organizations for the promotion of trade, industry and tourism are on hand to facilitate bilateral business contacts

The Economic Development

The Office of Economic Development is the first port of call for all foreign companies who wish to invest or set up in Düsseldorf, while offering ongoing support to international businesses already located here.

Further Information

The Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

IHK Düsseldorf

One of the IHK's principal tasks is to provide bespoke services to Düsseldorf-based companies doing business abroad. Across industry sectors, the Chamber lends quick and efficient support by drawing up foreign trade documents, sharing global market insights – through personal consultation and trade events – and establishing contacts with foreign companies.

Ongoing business: customs & foreign trade legislation

International business relations

Virtual SME Office - Foreign trade

The Office of Economic Development is available for further information on the hotline number
+49 (0)211.89-99980 or by email.


IHK Düsseldorf
Robert Butschen
Telephone 0211.3557-217
E-mail: butschen@

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